Actress Jessica Szohr, famously known for portraying the role of Vanessa Abrams on the TV series Gossip Girl, has announced that she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, professional hockey player Brad Richardson.

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Full of joy!

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The actress shared a sweet black and white photo to announce the news. Jessica stood laughing while Brad reached down appearing to talk to their little bundle inside mama’s belly. Jessica captioned the photo, “Full of joy,” which was certainly appropriate given the tender moment captured!

Many celebrities took to the comments section to wish the actress congratulations including Jana Kramer, Elizabeth Gilles, Eiza Gonzalez, and Ashley Greene.

Jessica shared another photo to her Instagram page showing off her growing baby bump while wearing a colorful yellow dress. She coyly captioned the photo, “My baby daddy,” referencing her boyfriend who appeared in the photo with her.

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My baby daddy ❤️

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Jessica made her relationship with the Arizona Coyotes player official in April 2019 when they attended the Stagecoach Music Festival together. The two appear to be quite smitten with each other. Jessica has shared a few sappy posts on her Instagram expressing her love for her boyfriend. It’s so sweet!

Back in January, she wrote in one particular post, “I am thankful for you today and everyday! I know I tell you that from time to time and it doesn’t mean I have to post it & share it… but today I wanted anyone who follows me or is interested in my life to know that this man is a special human with a huge heart:) & I am lucky to have crossed paths with him!”

Congratulations to Jessica and Brad! We wish them lots more happiness as they prepare to welcome their first child together!

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